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Letter: Mr. Lee Bong Suk to Annie Sayers November 10 1966
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Title: Letter: Mr. Lee Bong Suk to Annie Sayers November 10 1966
Identifier: 2004.6.137
Donor: Barbara Sayers Larson
Item Date: 1966
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A blue airmail letter from Mr. Lee Bong Suk of Korea, thanking Annie Sayers for sending knitting wool. He expresses his 'debt of love' which he owes for the help Annie has given and says he can only repay it by giving 'love and a good education' to the children in his care. He explains that the children received wool sweaters and gloves which were knitted by the older girls in the home. There are handwritten parts of the letter reading: 'sweater and gloves' 'the sweater and gloves were knitted by aged girls of our home'.

Letters and ephemera are part of a bundle from Korea regarding charitable donations by Annie Sayers to charities in Korea. Through CARE Canada, during the years 1958 to 1975, Annie Harris contributed to the support of orphanages in Korea. The collection houses letters from the Directors of different orphanages, photos of children and caregivers, Christmas cards, and small gifts such as embroidered handkerchiefs sent to her in appreciation of her continuing help. Annie's support included welcomed items such as a sewing machine, a knitting machine, and wool as well as food and cash. The Directors faithfully wrote expressing their gratitude and keeping Annie up to date on their crops, the school, their floods, and celebrations.
Annie Harris Sayers (1882-1986) was born to Arthur and Mary Harris (née Magrath), of Benares. Annie and her younger sister Naomi were raised in an atmosphere of upper middle class comfort. Annie Harris married Beverly Sayers in 1906, and together they built a house on the southern part of the Benares Estate, given to them by Annie's parents. After their marriage ended in 1925, Annie continued to live in the 'Log Bungalow', raising their three children, Geoffrey, (1907-1998); Dora, (1915-2004); and Barbara, (1920-) alone. Annie was known as a very creative, generous, and sweet woman. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 1982 with a large party at Benares. She lived to be 104, dying in 1986. She is buried at Spring Creek Cemetery in Clarkson.
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